Loving and Learning in Lodi October 28 2018
I like parties! It’s fun to be together and celebrate the important events in our lives.
The people of Israel liked to party…in fact, God insisted that Israel party!! However, there was a uniqueness to their partying. When they partied, they were, with grateful hearts, celebrating God’s faithfulness in their lives.
Grateful hearts giving thanks to God and living life daily in gratitude was the goal. So, here’s to living with grateful hearts! Grateful to give and share. Grateful to serve. Grateful to be a reflection of God’s love towards others.
Prayer request for Doris Formanek’s family. Doris died on October 20th in Medina Hospital. Services will be held Friday, October 26 at 6pm at Murray Funeral Home where friends may call from 4pm until time of the service.
From our prayer time on Sunday, October 21st: Anniversary: ~Rob and Missy Laughlin are celebrating 24 years! Missy says the secret is LOTS of PATIENCE!!!! Thank you: ~Rev. Diane “gave back” by replacing the tile at the parsonage! It looks beautiful! Thanks to the guys for moving some things to make it happen! And thanks to Denny for donating the new toilets. Joys: ~ Peggie and Charlie Brown are new volunteers with AARP of Medina County. They are sending cards to retirement facilities. Please give them any (free)cards you receive in the mail or purchase a box of cards to share. ~Jerrie Yergin gave a heartfelt “thank you” for the prayer shawl that she took to Diana. It is so appreciated. ~Cindy and Adam Namerow are thrilled with their new grandson, Oliver Thomas. Concerns: ~Lynn White appreciates all the prayers for her sister. ~Larry Scott asked for prayers for a friend of Pam’s son, Noah, who was hurt in Africa. ~All the unspoken prayers among us. ~Our military personnel and their families, near and far. Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Charlie Brown, Hattie Ziegler, Lee Geissman
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller, Ken Wiley
Families Grieving: The Max Longsdorf family, The Acey Baker family, The Lois Jockisch family, The Jim Hastings family, The Susie Hall family, The Judy Yoder family, The Joni Barnes family, The Doris Formanek family
Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Liturgist: Larry Cray Greeters: Lil Tozser
Hymns: All Creatures of Our God and King verses 1, 4 & 5 #62
Come and Find the Quiet Center TFWS #2128
Bless Thou the Gifts sing twice #587
To the tune of #430 – O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
When Morning Gilds the Skies verses 1 - 4 #185
Scripture Exodus 23:14 - 17 Common English Bible
You should observe a festival for me three times a year. Observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread, as I commanded you. Eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, because it was in that month that you came out of Egypt.
No one should appear before me empty-handed. Observe the Harvest Festival for the early produce of your crops that you planted in the field, and the Gathering Festival at the end of the year, when you gather your crop of fruit from the field. All your males should appear three times a year before the Lord God.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Come and join us!
Feed My Sheep is this Thursday, October 27th from 5-7pm. Continue to pray for this mission. Bake a sweet treat to share or come in and help! We always have fun doing God’s work.
Youth Group meets this Sunday after worship.
There is yarn available in Dottie's office for all those making the beautiful, much-appreciated prayer shawls. Edee and Denny cannot make the shawls, but wanted to help, so they are supplying some yarn.
Saturday, November 3rd from 9am – 3 pm – Jingle & Mingle Craft Show: 6th Annual Craft Show at Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH. Craft show with hand-made crafts only from over 44 area crafters. Crafts range from wooden creations to quilting, to cards & jewelry, paintings and home decor, to personalized Holiday decorations. Door prizes will be drawn every 15 minutes throughout the day. You can purchase food in our Lunch room, buy goodies at our bake sale or take home pierogies for your dinner that night!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! HOLIDAY VENDOR/CRAFT FAIR - Saturday, December 1st - 9am-1pm
~ Lodi United Methodist Church ~vendors, crafters, bake sale, lunch, door prizes ~ Benefiting the Lodi Youth Work Missions